Paul Goldschmidt should be on the Cardinals trade block
It’s hard to fathom the possibility, but Paul Goldschmidt could be a tremendous asset for the Cardinals at the trade deadline.
Goldschmidt is the reigning NL MVP, and it would be a shock to see the Cardinals pull the trigger on the move for this fan favorite. Goldschmidt has struggled to be consistent at the plate this season. He’s hitting .284/.369/.475 with an OPS of .884. He has 20 doubles, 15 home runs, 52 runs scored, and 46 RBI.
He’s not putting up those MVP numbers he did last season. He didn’t even make the All-Star squad this season. Hopefully, Goldschmidt has used this break to reenergize and prepare for a huge second half. He is likely just as disappointed with his season thus far as the fans are with the Cardinals in general.
Goldschmidt is a fan favorite, so it’s not likely that a tremendously bad first half would put him atop Mozeliak’s list of trade chips. But as with much of this season for the Cardinals, anything is possible.
It would be painful to see him moved, but there is no question he would net a significant return for the massive list of needs the Cardinals have in starting pitching and a power-hitting bat. If this were a move Mozeliak were to make, he could not mess this one up.